:: Jake Eliasz | Managing Consultant ::

Jake Eliasz

Managing Consultant


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Professional Profile

Jake is a Chartered Managing Consultant with over 15 years’ experience in Information Technology. Jake has performed many consultative engagements for retail, banking and government sectors in the EMEA region. Jake is currently focused on designing security controls, PCI DSS, PA DSS, ethical hacking and security risk/compliance. Prior to working for NCC Group, Jake worked as a Lead Security Consultant - QSA (Ambersail), Security Specialist (CreditCall) and Security Analyst (Symantec), where he was designing, implementing and managing various security controls for large, distributed networks. Jake has graduated from the University of Plymouth with the MSc degree in Information Security.

Jake is an active member and contributor in the following organisations:
BCS - British Computer Society
ISC2 - Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
ISACA - Information Systems Audit and Control Association
EC Council - The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants
PCI SSC - Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council

Jake holds a number of vendor-specific and vendor-neutral accreditations such as:
PA-QSA (P2PE) - Point-to-Point Encryption Assessor
PCIP - PCI Professional
CITP - Chartered IT Professional
CISSP-ISSAP - Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
PA QSA - Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor
PCI QSA - Qualified Security Assessor
C|EH - Certified Ethical Hacker
CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CPTS - Certified Penetration Testing Specialist
CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate
LPIC - Linux Professional Institute Certification
MCTS - Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist
MCSA - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Work Experience

August 2015 - Present

Managing Consultant

NCC Group


June 2010 - August 2015

Lead Security Consultant

Ambersail Ltd.


June 2008 - June 2010

Information Security Specialist

CreditCall Ltd.


April 2007 - June 2008

Infrastructure Security Analyst

Symantec (Messagelabs)


Technical Skills

Expert, 8 years+

Security Auditing


✔ Security compliance
✔ PCI/PA/P2P2/ISF standards
✔ Risk Assessments
✔ Governance
✔ Security Policy, Gap Analysis

Expert, 10 years+

Information Security


✔ Security design, implementation, maintenance
✔ Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
✔ IDS/IPS implementation
✔ Firewalls/VPNs

Expert, 15 years+

System/Network Architecture


✔ Architecture of Cisco/Juniper based networks
✔ Architecture of Microsoft/Linux based systems
✔ Microsoft/Linux system hardening
✔ Network hardening


University of Plymouth

MSc, Web Technologies and Security

Location: UK
Dissertation Title: "Trends analysis of Snort alerts"

University of Kazimierz Wielki

BEng, Computer Science

Location: Poland
Dissertation Title: "Face recognition using artificial intelligence"

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